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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("society, village")

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /s̪aː˦ˀ˥/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /s̪aː˧˩/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /s̪aː˨˦/

Noun[edit]

  1. Basic rural administrative unit in Vietnam, part of a district (huyện) and often comprised of hamlets (thôn); a commune.
  2. (by extension) Any administrative unit in another country of similar size or rank.
  3. (obsolete) A male who resides in a village (làng) and has slightly higher-than-average social status; a village elder.

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